Are you creative? Interested in media and communications? Fascinated by human experience and history?
MTC's School of English and Humanities is your start to careers in communications, visual arts, and fields requiring broad educational backgrounds. It is home to both MTC's student literary and visual arts magazine, Stylus, and the Tom Bonner Student Writing Award. The School of English and Humanities also has transferable associate degrees, programs to train you for great careers in two years or less, as well as individual training courses.
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Artists use various art mediums in creative careers including filmmaking, museum curation, publishing, and digital media.
These courses in design, drawing, and painting provide students with an interdisciplinary exploration of visual, commercial, and industrial arts, and prepares students for careers in a wide range of areas including illustration, animation, graphic design, conservation, and education.
Audio engineers are responsible for the recording, setup, and adjusting of sound, as well as setting up musical instruments, sound systems, and recording equipment.
Audio Engineer duties include running sound for artists or theaters, producing sound for concerts or large productions, managing studio sessions, and troubleshooting PA systems in a church or performing arts venues.
English majors apply communication, research, and analysis skills in many different work environments. English majors enjoy careers in professions such as public relations, communications, publishing, and teaching.
English students gain the analytical reading, communication, and research skills needed to pursue a four-year degree in majors such as Literature, Linguistics, Journalism, Secondary Education, Pre-Law, or Library Science. English students are in high demand for teaching, research, and publishing careers across both corporate and educational organizations.
History majors develop keen abilities in research, analysis, and writing which allow them to pursue careers in education, government service, and the legal field.
Studying the past can give students the research, communication, and analytical skills needed for careers as high school social studies teachers, lawyers, government employees, researchers, or editors. Whether in the classroom or the courtroom, a degree in history gives students the critical thinking skills and cultural awareness needed to excel.
Photography and Video
Photography and video artists focus on communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images.
Photography and Videography Certificate
In this program, students will learn basic camera functions, exposure, and depth of field before moving into discussing concepts of videography and how to capture moving pictures and sound using video and audio equipment. In addition, students will learn about maintaining client relationships, production planning, reel creation, and mastering distribution methods.
Video editors use specialized software programs to edit videos with transitions, apply basic effects and color correction, and sync sound. They also format video in standard and high-definition formats for export to various platforms.
Writing students develop creative, technical, and composition skills that lead to jobs in traditional and new media.
Writing students gain experience with composing processes, persuasive approaches, and publication skills across print and digital genres and pursue exciting careers in our rapidly evolving world of communications. Writing students can also pursue a four-year degree in majors such as Rhetoric and Publishing, Creative Writing, Technical and Professional Communications, Social and Digital Media, Journalism, and more.